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The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Our goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and strengthen understanding of the world in which we live. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive.

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University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Italy. Direzione generale della sanità pubblica
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At head of title: Ministero dell'interno, Direzione della sanità pubblica
Topic: Pharmacopoeias
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Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Ireland, William W.(William Wotherspoon),1832-1909
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Revision of On idiocy and imbecility
Topics: Stupidity, Mental retardation, Children with mental disabilities, Child psychiatry, Mental...
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Dunglison, Robley 1798-1869
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Includes index
Topic: Medicine
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Youngken, Heber W. (Heber Wilkinson), 1885-1963
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Topics: Botany -- Dictionaries, Botany, Medical
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
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Title varies: 1866-1953, The Ontario medical register
Topics: Physicians -- Ontario Directories, Surgeons -- Ontario Directories
The Medical Heritage Library
by Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961; Long, Constance E. (Constance Ellen), d.1923, ed
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Title given on fly-leaf: Collected papers on analytical psychology
Topics: Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Subconscious, Symbolism
AAWB Conventions 44-49 1970-1981
Topic: Congresses and Conferences
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Cutter, George R. (George Rogers), b. 1840
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Topics: Medicine, German language
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Dutt, Udoy Chand, Comp; Dutt, U.C; King, George
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Topic: Pharmacy
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861; Spitzka, Edward Anthony, 1876-1922
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Topic: Anatomy
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Occultism
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
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Compilation of Alpine cigarette commercials.
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, menthol cigarette, filter, advertising, television
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Topics: Face -- Surgery, Surgery, Plastic
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
movies
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The film illustrates the mechanisms of labour in childbirth by means of a model pelvis and foetal skull, viewed from in front and from below. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Obstetricians.
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804; Vorländer, Karl, 1860-1928
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Topics: Judgment (Logic), Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800, Teleology
The Medical Heritage Library
by Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von, 1785-1864; Boger, Cyrus Maxwell, 1861-; Bradford, Thomas Lindsley, 1847-1918
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Includes index
Topics: Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von, 1785-1864, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Issued in a limited edition of "only three thousand copies"
Topics: Erotic literature, Erotic art, Sex in literature, Pornography, Sex, Prostitution, Homosexuality,...
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Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Shows the symptomatology of shell-shock in 18 British other rankers and its treatment by two leading R.A.M.C. neurologists in two British military hospitals towards the end of the First World War. Captions tell us the men's names, rank, medical condition, details of their symptoms and how long it took to complete the cure, which in one case was in two and a half hours. Clinical features shown include a variety of ataxic and hysterical gaits hysterical paralyses, contractures and anaesthesias...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Hospitals, Military, Combat Disorders -- rehabilitation, World war, Armed...
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials from the late 1940s to early 1950s including actors, singers, doctors and sports stars giving testimonials and the "30 Day Camel Test" and the "T-Zone." A few segments in the middle are silent. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, health care provider, sports sponsorship, gender
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
by Columbia University
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Topics: Columbia University, Universities, Universities
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Topics: Antiseptics, Disinfection and disinfectants, Food preservatives, cbk
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Fröhner, Eugen, 1858-1940
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Topic: Veterinary toxicology
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Pardo de Tavera, T. H. (Trinidad Hermenegildo), 1857-1925; Thomas, Jerome B. (Jerome Beers), 1867-
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Translation of: Plantas medicinales de Filipinas
Topic: Medicinal plants -- Philippines
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
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Topic: Medicine
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Topics: Medicine -- Dictionaries, Medicine
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
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TV News reports about the introduction and test marketing of Premier cigarette brand by R. J. Reynolds.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, safer cigarette, cigarette design, secondhand smoke
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Searle, Alfred B. (Alfred Broadhead), 1877-1967
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Topic: Colloids
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
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Compilation of Viceroy cigarette television commercials all with the jingle "Viceroy's Got the Taste That's Right."
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter
Topics: Betts, Benjamin W., 1832-, Mathematics, Consciousness
The Medical Heritage Library
by Lilienthal, Samuel, 1815-1891
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Topic: Homeopathy
North Carolina History of Health Digital Collection
by Medical Society of the State of North Carolina. Transactions; Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; North Carolina Medical Society; North Carolina Medical Society. Transactions; North Carolina Public Health Association. Proceedings
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Vols. for 1985-1995 include the Society's roster as a regular issue of the journal
Topics: Public Health, Physicians, Societies, Medical
The Medical Heritage Library
by Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860; Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860. Dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology
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Rev. ed. of A dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology, 1849
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine, Terminology as Topic
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Martindale, William, 1840-1902; Westcott, W. Wynn (William Wynn), 1848-1925; Martindale, William Harrison, 1874-1933
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Topic: Pharmacopoeias
"A druggist's complete price list of drugs and chemicals and proprietary preparations." Varies
Topics: Drug Industry, Drugs, Drugs, Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmacy, Pharmacy
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Sobotta, Johannes, 1869-1945; McMurrich, J. Playfair (James Playfair), 1859-1939
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v. 1. Bones, ligaments, joints, and muscles -- v. 2. The viscera, including the heart
Topic: Anatomy -- Atlases
Signatures: A-3S
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Topic: Alchemy
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Plimmer, Robert Henry Aders, 1877-
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Originally published under title: "Practical physiological chemistry"
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Topics: Chemistry, Organic, Chemistry, Physiological
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Pearson, Karl, 1857-1936
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Topics: Evolution, Science -- Philosophy
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Outline of the course of blood-flow in man and in chick. Pulmonary circulation in man systematic circulation capillary circulation lymph circulation. 3 segments.
Topics: Physiology, Blood Circulation, Human physiology, Physiology, Blood Circulation, Medical students.
Contract No. 105-76-4115; USGPO: 1981-697-552; Stock No. 017-090-00054-2
Topic: Rehabilitation
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Dudgeon, R. E. (Robert Ellis), 1820-1904
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Translation of various essays
Topic: Homeopathy
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
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Compilation of animated and live action Winston commercials from 1954 to 1957, including "Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should."
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Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter, cigarette packaging
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Topics: Food analysis, Oils and fats, Pharmaceutical chemistry, cbk
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Topic: Medicine -- History
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa. Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicos e Bellas Letras (Segunda Classe); Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa. Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicas e Bellas Letras (Segunda Classe) Memorias
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Superseded by its Classe de Letras - Memorias, q.v
Topic: genealogy
North Carolina History of Health Digital Collection
by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Medicine; Medical Alumni Association (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Title from cover
Topics: Academic Medical Centers, Schools, Medical
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
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Topic: Medicine
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by Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939; Eder, M. D. (Montague David), 1866-1936
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Translation of: Über den Traum
Topics: Dreams, Unconscious (Psychology), Symbolism, Psychology
Edition limited to 300 numbered copies on French hand-made paper"
Topic: Sex
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
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Topics: Anatomy -- Terminology, Arabic language, Latin language -- Terms and phrases
Cover title: McKenny's tested formulas and useful house and farm recipes
Topics: Medicine, Medicine, Popular, cbk
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
movies
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An overview of the anatomy and workings of the digestive system is given. Intestinal tract, mouth and oesphaegus, salivary glands, action of saliva, swallowing. Stomach structure, action of gastric juice, cineradiography of stomach. Pancreas. Liver. Gall bladder. Small intestine. Large gut. 3 segments.
Topics: Gastroenterology, Digestion, Digestive System, Saliva, Stomach, Intestine, Small, Intestine, Large,...
Bibliography: p. [283]-287
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Occultism, Spiritualism
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
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Cover title: food adulteration and its detection
Topic: Food adulteration and inspection
Wellcome Library
by Solomon, King of Israel. n 80024516; Mathers, S. L. MacGregor (Samuel Liddell MacGregor)
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Limited ed. of 500 numbered copies
Topic: Jewish magic
Topics: Dentists, Dentists
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Burlingame, Leonas Lancelot, 1876-
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Topic: Biology
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Bouché-Leclercq, Auguste, 1842-1923
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Topic: Astrology
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
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Compilation of Philip Morris commercials featuring the campaigns "No Cigarette Hangover," "Do You Inhale?" "Throat Comfort," "Something Wonderful Happens...Recommended by Doctors," and "Come Home to Flavor Again," as well as sponsorship spots for "The Racket Squad" and "I Love Lucy."
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, marketing, television, tobacco industry
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Young Men's Christian Associations; Young Men's Christian Associations. Year book and official rosters
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Title varies: 18 -1942, Year book and official rosters (varies slightly) Yearbook for 1901 called Jubilee year book
Topic: Young Men's Christian Associations -- Yearbooks
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
by New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Health
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An alphabetical list of deaths. The boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Richmond are not included until 1898. Stillbirths are not included until 1937
Topic: Registers of births, etc
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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An instructional film looking at all aspects of breast feeding. Antenatal welfare and preparation is advised - the importance of good diet (sample meals are shown by a midwife) and the clinical examination of the breasts are encouraged. Postnatal management begins in hospital with the establishment of lactation during the 'Lying In' period the importance of hygiene around the nipple is encouraged. Shots then include the mother and baby at home - we see the preparation of the cot, nappy...
Topics: Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Breast Feeding, Maternal...
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Horace; Arnold, Thomas Kerchever, 1800-1853; Orelli, Johann Caspar von; Horace. Satirae
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Cover title: Hypnotism
Topic: Hypnotism
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Paton, Diarmid Noël, 1859-1928
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Topic: Physiology
Issued in 2 vols. a year, 1902-1903, 1905-1917
Topic: Medicine
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Royal College of Physicians of London
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Annual
Topics: Medicine, Physicians
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Bates, W. H. (William Horatio), 1860-1931
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Topics: Eye -- Accomodation and refraction, Eye -- Diseases
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Broadsides, German newspapers, Press, German periodicals, Press
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Topic: Homeopathy
3000 copies were privately printed by the anthropological branch of the Falstaff Press in 1933
Topics: Paraphilias, Sex, Homosexuality, Prostitution, Erotica, Nudity
Rehabilitation Service Series, Number 210
Topic: Psychology and Psychiatry
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Materia medica, Drugs, Chemicals